Summary
Collection ID:
Accession 84-012
Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Division of Performing Arts
Dates:
1967-1983
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
25 cu. ft. (25 record storage boxes)
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Descriptive Entry
Descriptive Entry
This Collection contains the records from the discontinued Division of Performing Arts, which began in 1967 and ended in 1983. The Division of Performing Arts was formed with the creation of the first Festival of American Folklife, and handled such events as music and theater performances, festivals, holiday celebrations, and the Children's Discovery Theater. While the division began as only a few people, it grew in size to fifteen staff members and coordinated events with other museums and Universities. This collection contains papers, flyers, and playbills for all events that were put on by the Division between 1972 and 1983, as well as information on each annual Festival of American Folklife that took place in Washington, DC, and the Festival On Tour in 1976. There are also papers about the American Revolution Bicentennial Celebration that was held in 1976. Along with information about the division's various events, there are also the personal files of Martin Williams, who was the Director of the Jazz Program and Bernice Johnson Reagon, who was the Director for the Program in Black American Culture. Other items within this collection include budget information, correspondence, newsletters, mailers, press releases, recipe books, photographs, slides, reel-to-reel audio tapes, and cassette tapes.

Notes
SI Records

Using the Collection
Prefered Citation
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 84-012, Smithsonian Institution. Division of Performing Arts, Records
Access Restriction
Box 25 is RESTRICTED [Sensitive information must be redacted before access will be given to researchers.]; Contact reference staff for details.

Keywords
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Williams, Martin T. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Reagon, Bernice Johnson, 1942- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Smithsonian Associates. Discovery Theater Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Smithsonian Institution. Program in Black American Culture Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Festival of American Folklife Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
American Revolution Bicentennial, 1776-1976 Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Museums -- Educational aspects Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Performing arts Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Jazz Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Repository Contact
Smithsonian Institution Archives
Washington, D.C.
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